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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

What’s Green About That? by Bret Hackett

Green Tahoe LEED Gold Home by Bret HackettHis attention to detail and endless pursuit of knowledge to protect the things he loves are well known by everyone who has had the pleasure to ski, bike, kayak or climb with him.

Following family and friends, Bret’s passions include protecting the playground he enjoys daily by practicing what he preaches, and through his new green business, Healthy Home Consultants.

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Tahoe Photo Group Spreading its Wings

Local and regional photographers are invited to join the newly established photography group of the Tahoe Art League in South Lake Tahoe.

Besides having fun, you’ll hone your skills with award-winning photographers right in your own backyard.  And, what better backdrop than Lake Tahoe?

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Evolution of Tahoe Travel with Don Lane

Learn about the Evolution of Tahoe Travel with renowned U.S. Forest Service historian and recreation officer, Don Lane, as he walks us through the varying ways of past travel to and within Lake Tahoe.

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Osgood Toll House at Historical Society Museum in South Lake Tahoe

Osgood Toll HouseThe oldest standing structure at Lake Tahoe, the Osgood Toll House, is 151 years old.

Today, Nehemiah Osgood’s Toll House rests at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum in South Shore.

Did you know it played a significant role in the Comstock Lode?

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Isolated Estate on West Shore: Ehrman Mansion

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Hidden from view across from Sugar Pine Point State Park, Ehrman Mansion is an isolated architectural treasure. read more →

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Art of Indian Basket Weaving on Display at Gatekeeper’s Museum

It is home to more than 800 baskets, pottery, clothing, dolls and artifacts from over 90 tribes nationwide.

How appropriate for this Lake Tahoe landmark that sits on the site of a known Washoe Indian campsite. The Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum at the Gatekeeper’s Museum.

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Nectar in the Mountains

This place rocks.

Literally.

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Pony Express Re-Ride through South Lake Tahoe

The Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, will pass through South Lake Tahoe in front of Harrah’s at Friday’s Station to exchange the Mochila in June – check back for the exact date and time.

Since the time may vary based on the full moon, riders and horses, click here for updates.

The annual re-ride is a 10-day, 24-hour per day, non-stop event with 500 riders and horses riding the 1,966 mile route. It is the longest event held annually on a historical trail in the nation, even surpassing the famed Iditarod. read more →

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Make Art Your Business: Seminar with Carol Foldvary-Anderson Aug 11

Carol-Foldvary-AndersonHave you ever wondered what it would be like to have an arts business? Making money at what you love to do. Well the first step is having the intent, the mindset to generating an income. Next you need to learn the rules! Take your Art to the next level and have your creative efforts pay off as you grow an Arts Business. Facilitator Carol Foldvary-Anderson is a renowned professional award winning artist/designer, published author/illustrator, and arts educator. A Designer Member of the Crafts and Hobby Association with 25 years making art her business.

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Truckee Railroad Museum

It’s been in the works for years although Truckee’s rich railroad history started making its indelible mark on the development of the mountain town in 1867.

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Watercolor Workshops with Teri Sweeney Tuesdays

Watercolor artist Teri Sweeney holds beginning Watercolor classes at the Tahoe Art League Center every Tuesday from 2 pm to 4:30 pm, June 17 to July 8, 2014.

Classes are ongoing and new students are welcome to join in at any time.

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LTCC Art Club Visiting Artist Series Avery Palmer June 20

AveryPalmerThePianistThe Lake Tahoe Community College Art Club welcomes artist Avery Palmer on Friday, June 20 at 6 p.m. in Room F101 in the Fine Arts Building.

Palmer will present a lecture on his artwork, including a slide show, and participate in a demonstration and discussion of his ceramic techniques.

This free event is open to the public, and interested artists from the community are encouraged to attend. read more →

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Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

For more than 40 years, the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care (LTWC) has been rehabilitating orphaned and hurt animals before they are released back into the wild.

From a handful of people in 1978 with an idea to help wildlife in their area, LTWC has grown to an organization that now provides a service to more than nine counties in California and Nevada surrounding the Lake Tahoe region.

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Vegetable Gardening Seminar and Plant Sale at LTCC June 7

Can we grow food up here? We can. And it’s fun, too! But… Which plants to choose? And when to plant them? What to do about our terrible soils and crazy weather?

Learn more at the Vegetable Gardening Seminar and Plant Sale at the Lake Tahoe Community College Demonstration Garden on Saturday, June 7, 9 am -1 pm. read more →

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Bigfoot and the Baby Novelist at LTCC June 13

Bigfoot and the BabyThe Writers’ Series at Lake Tahoe Community College welcomes first-time novelist Ann Gelder on Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. in the LTCC Library. Gelder will read selections from her novel, Bigfoot and the Baby, answer audience questions, and sign copies of her book.

This event is free and open to the entire community.

Gelder’s satirical novel, published by Bona Fide Books in Meyers, explores faith, family, and the power of love. Concerned with the problem of belief in our time, the novel asks essential questions and explores the answers with wild humor funneled through the main character, Jackie Majesky, a frustrated homemaker who, facing the apocalypse, searches for God and finds Bigfoot instead. read more →

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Artist in Residence at Valhalla: Lainie Vreeland June 19-25

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The art of multi-award winning artist, Lainie Vreeland  will be featured daily from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm daily in the Viking Room at Valhalla, next to the Grand Hall, from June 19 to June 25, 2014.

Lainie has received awards for her artistic work using various mediums, including her Hand-Modified Photo Artistry, photography and drawing. read more →

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Meet Tahoe Storm King Mark McLaughlin at Gatekeeper’s Museum June 19

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society presents insight on area history, facts and adventures—while having a good time – on June19, 2014, at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City.

This snapshot history of Tahoe will showcase important and colorful characters that played a role in the development in Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe. FREE and open to the public. Donations accepted. Refreshments served.

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12th Annual Markleeville Artists Open Studio Tour Oct 5 & 6

Blink and you’ll miss it. Markleeville – only 20 miles from South Lake Tahoe – but a world away, is the home of a small tight-knit community who are the local stewards of the Carson River and the local hot springs, and artists like Charles Muench who captured a quintessential Sierra moment in his painting shown here.

Meet the artists who call Markleeville their home during the 11th Annual Markleeville Artists Open Studio Tour on October 5 and 6, 2013 from 11am to 4pm.

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An Evening of Blues with Ray Bonneville and Lance Canales and the Flood at Valhalla Boathouse Theatre June 25

Ray Bonneville - BurseilOn Wednesday, June 25th the 2014 Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival begins with a concert featuring award winning songwriter and guitar player Ray Bonneville with very special guest Lance Canales and the Flood opening the show! Lovers of all genres of music will appreciate these renowned American Roots and Blues artists. The Boathouse Theatre’s rear doors will be open to the lake view for this special evening.

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Man of La Mancha at LTCC June 13-22

Man of La Mancha Tahoe Culture scene 2The Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College is excited to present the classic Broadway musical Man of La Mancha in the Duke Theatre from June 13 through June 22. This Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Susan Boulanger, with musical direction by Mark D. Williams and choreography by Angela Smith, is presented as part of the celebration marking the 40th anniversary of LTCC.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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